About me

Since March 2014 I have been a Post Doctoral Fellow at the STARS team at INRIA Méditerranée in France. Most recently I have obtained a Laboratory of Excellence LABEX UCN@Sophia Fellowship.


Our article "What Else Does Your Biometrics Data Reveal? A Survey on Soft Biometrics" made the current cover of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

At the International Conference for Biometrics 2013 (ICB'13) I won the Tabula Rasa Spoofing Attack Award, which was featured in news, other news and the online Magazine "Improbable Research".

Specialties and research interests

My research is in computer vision and image processing. My latest results deal with computer vision based assisted living, as well as with the analysis of soft biometrics.
Further research studies the impact of facial cosmetics on automated biometric systems and specifically analysis of the impact and design of algorithms that reduce the impact. 

I am also interested and involved in other areas, such as combining image processing and statistics towards analysis and algorithmic design of soft biometrics systems, video surveillance systems, beauty assessment, as well as most recently health monitoring.
Research interests: soft biometrics, biometrics, assisted living, health monitoring, video surveillance, human identification, facial aesthetics, database search pruning, telecommunications, human computer interaction and usability.